Synonym of shrewish

Alternative for shrewish



continually complaining or faultfinding


Ill-tempered and prone to nagging
petulant cantankerous catty snappy discontented irritable nagging quarrelsome captious criticising criticizing grumbling litigious peevish rancorous scolding snide aggressive backbiting cattish mean carping caviling cavilling complaining nasty spiteful venomous vindictive vixenish bad-tempered ill-tempered ill-humored ill-humoured ill-natured fault-finding sharp-tongued critical on someone's back hypercritical quibbling censorious pedantic overcritical niggling hair-splitting nit-picking nitpicking pass-remarkable disparaging faultfinding rejective judgmental pernickety disapproving hard to please hairsplitting picky reproachful pettifogging finicky exceptive sarcastic exacting severe cavillous demanding difficult to please impossible to please fussy over-rigorous overexact overprecise over-strict over-censorious over-particular deprecating punctilious overscrupulous overparticular meticulous perfectionist fastidious over-exacting judgemental critic humbling diagnostic demeaning judgy calumniatory harsh belittling trenchant sharp discerning cutting penetrating biting contemptuous overnice particular choleric condemning withering discriminating cynical censuring derogatory analytical satirical lowering stern crabby touchy nitpicky trivial testy perverse petty thorny acrimonious negative unfair contrary unjust cross tricky very critical grousing grouchy moaning grouching whining scathing bleating deprecatory griping slighting bellyaching condemnatory whingeing kvetching mithering chuntering nit-picky dissatisfied


(typically of children) Irritable and quarrelsome
fractious cross grouchy irritable peevish testy grumpy tetchy touchy crabby crotchety pettish bad-tempered cantankerous ill-humored ill-humoured ill-natured ill-tempered chippy crabbed curmudgeonly disagreeable irascible ratty waspish awkward crusty hot-tempered in a mood peppery prickly quick-tempered scratchy short-tempered snappish splenetic bilious choleric cross-grained dyspeptic liverish ornery petulant recalcitrant short-fused snappy unruly cranky eggy fretful in a bad mood narky peckish querulous refractory shirty soreheaded stroppy as cross as two sticks captious froward miffy snaky waxy complaining huffy indocile indomitable mean perverse restive restless scrappy thin-skinned uncompliant wild on a short fuse having got out of bed the wrong side like a bear with a sore head surly bearish snippy moody fiery sulky stuffy snippety bloody-minded acid quarrelsome snarky raspy sullen curt gruff brusque sour impatient morose difficult argumentative uncooperative contrary churlish obstinate out of sorts volatile snarling cussed vinegary out of humor angry truculent short temperamental spiteful dour ugly critical out of temper bitter unpleasant acrimonious saturnine edgy sharp waspy nasty annoyed sensitive mardy hotheaded passionate hot-blooded unhelpful glum pouty disobliging whingy tense ungracious unfriendly pertinacious whining miserable pouting tooshie oversensitive harsh blunt fussy iracund iracundulous exasperated grumbling grousing on edge carping growling fretting whingeing childish cavilling caviling sorehead vicious obstreperous impulsive out of humour excitable inflammable fault-finding out-of-sorts having got out of bed on the wrong side easily upset hot-headed catty tempersome rude scowling vinegarish arsey boorish uncivil impolite discourteous snarly zowerswopped atrabilious abrupt humourless disrespectful humorless perversely irritable moping unsmiling mopey bad-humored scornful sarcastic brief uptight ill-mannered huffish disgruntled unsociable feisty bristly ireful misanthropic cynical contentious discontented like a bear hypercritical displeased resentful whiny crybaby got up on wrong side of bed gloomy tough brooding disputatious dissatisfied acrid trying griping mumpish malicious venomous tart hasty malignant vindictive sore filthy chuffy foul-tempered nasty-tempered hot under the collar easily offended stubborn unaccommodating disobedient vexatious wayward tiresome annoying troublesome unreasonable obstructive self-willed wilful obdurate mulish capricious headstrong intractable thrawn pigheaded bull-headed balky bolshie renitent pervicacious contrarious contumacious belligerent hostile pugnacious combative bellicose confrontational militant aggressive antagonistic warlike agonistic discordant assaultive piqued defiant fierce gladiatorial brawly peeved vexed disputative violent threatening litigious irritated put out ticklish irked unpredictable narked inhospitable malevolent ready for a fight abusive destructive rancorous unkind polemical factious bad uncongenial mopish fed up warring controversial polemic furious salty wrangling frowning battling fighting wrathful dissentious bickering offended aggravated vitriolic miffed impassioned grumbly nettled riled negative hateful in a huff hard to please sharp-tongued hard to handle unmanageable embittered grudging foul wicked jaundiced uncharitable inconsiderate unsympathetic ungenerous inimical loudmouthed adversarial unhappy hypersensitive hurtful joyless offensive naysaying vehement viperous malign emotional mighty antipathetic choked apt to fly off the handle terse indignant glowering sharp-tempered spunky acerbic acute mean-spirited plaintive murmuring toey censorious dark aloof evil-minded ructious tempestuous arguesome dejected agitable broody dicey jumpy hazardous unsafe highly strung perturbable impetuous having short fuse hot under collar unindulgent turbulent war brawling withdrawn sourpussed sulking dismal depressed cheerless blue wounded neurotic kittle mopy skittish hurt stewed angered provoked insulted wired up wound up bundle of nerves easily frightened easily agitated high-strung moaning bemoaning whimpering wailing crying deploring lamenting explosive infuriated incensed irate aggrieved mad enraged have chip on shoulder down in the mouth having a fit of the sulks in a funk in the sulks in a strop in a temper itching aggers huffy irascible in high dudgeon crook vex spoiling for a fight scathing deadly vituperous terrifying intimidating cowing terrorising trenchant mordacious insolent frightening browbeating caustic terrorizing bullying ferocious mordant demanding brassed off hacked off snuffy wrath cheesed off browned off peed off uncompromising foaming at the mouth not best pleased ticked off bent out of shape teed off overbearing unrelenting unamenable grim hardheaded rigid inflexible hard-nosed tyrannical picky fastidious finicky exasperating importunate strong-minded pitiless strict single-minded set in one's ways hard-line finical invidious steadfast choosy fiendish uppity resolute immovable oafish stiff opinionated stiff-necked delicate dogmatic intransigent oppressive hard to satisfy irritating unflinching overcritical wrong-headed inexorable unyielding opinionative unbending perfectionist particular over-particular dictatorial vexing pesky complex bulky discommodious incommodious difficult to handle cramped


Derogatory or mocking in an indirect way
snide disparaging sneering nasty hurtful mean sarcastic spiteful denigratory deprecating deprecatory derogatory scornful contemptuous cynical disapproving insulting jeering malicious mocking ridiculing scoffing taunting vituperative biting caustic derisive insinuating unkind ill-natured mordacious sarky snarky cutting hateful unpleasant scathing catty cruel vicious disdainful slighting malevolent barbed venomous wounding derisory contumelious sardonic acid belittling satirical poisonous hostile malignant vindictive dismissive bitter vitriolic acerbic unfriendly pejorative uncomplimentary demeaning degrading derogative decrying depreciative depreciatory detractive denigrative acidulous malign bad smart-alecky mordant sharp rancorous uncharitable withering wicked pungent tart acerb corrosive satiric acrid offensive acidic virulent scalding despiteful smart-aleck smart-mouthed jibing detracting defamatory critical malefic trenchant unsympathetic acrimonious disagreeable maleficent harsh abusive rude insensitive inconsiderate callous brutal savage arrogant despicable heartless ornery sniffy dirty full of contempt teasing pillorying lampooning slanderous backbiting splenetic upsetting pointed evil-intentioned snidey evil stinging unflattering baleful vengeful bilious negative unfeeling uncaring shabby severe vile supercilious obnoxious contemptible cantankerous captious inhuman ruthless mean-spirited horrid disrespectful insolent fault-finding cheeky thoughtless hard-hearted irreverent carping squint-eyed haughty abhorrent beastly snotty base low hard coldhearted snooty inhumane sadistic cold-blooded barbarous ill-humored evil-minded opprobrious execrable currish dishonorable detestable ignominious abrasive not nice low-down dishonourable bad-tempered ill-tempered low-minded ill-humoured prejudicial foul mischievous ill-disposed odious loathsome painful distressing defiant angry spleenful waspish cussed diminishing deflating discrediting unfair superior ironic hypercritical overbearing egotistic ironical horrible impertinent brusque backhanded rotten filthy denigrating deprecative tactless inappropriate accidentally on purpose gross twitting saucy needling austere chaffing scurrilous scorching deplorable scummy astringent searing salty weisenheiming pernicious lewd foul-mouthed churlish piercing surly condescending cavalier wretched annoying sordid paltry ignoble dirty-minded depraved gossip-mongering salacious vain imperious proud pathetic silly ridiculous cockamamy absurd ludicrous laughable risible cockamamie comical farcical preposterous snippy hard-nosed bold audacious temperamental snobbish uppity cool upstage cold-shoulder gally out-of-line flip cocky fresh smart sassy nervy crusty libelous libellous unfavorable unfavourable high hat dog it on your high horse high and mighty epithetical censorious detractory pitiless compassionless merciless cold-hearted judgmental damaging minimizing for the birds uncivil unkindly inhospitable unamiable ungenerous minimising petulant unchristian hardhearted snappy ill irritable nagging quarrelsome discontented scolding litigious grumbling peevish criticizing aggressive cattish criticising complaining vixenish cavilling caviling sharp-tongued crisp cold incisive penetrating harmful devastating injurious keen destructive stern antagonistic unsparing razor-edged rough fierce blistering belligerent pugnacious detrimental adverse deleterious ferocious unrelenting inimical noxious bellicose unforgiving resentful grim wrathful furious cross irascible violent uncalled for dangerous baneful unwarranted acute nocuous unacceptable truculent off combative envenomed confrontational curt remorseless implacable uncongenial rigorous unsociable strict sour scrappy crabbed burning tough contentious relentless rigid ungracious joyless militant blunt stony peppery extremely critical cranky testy viperous thick-skinned obdurate hard-boiled desensitized indurate soulless case-hardened pachydermatous insensate stonyhearted stoney affectless slash-and-burn take-no-prisoners ironhearted rapier-like menacing dirty rotten inflexible crushing out of order unmerciful hate-filled below the belt desensitised grievous antipathetic censuring condemning cursing unblunted dry revengeful vitriolous selfish heedless exacting ireful bad-natured piquant poignant grudge-bearing self-centred slashing edged snarling coruscating sharp-worded double-edged wild choleric awful stingy prejudicious counterproductive grating dripping with malice full of hate stringent scathy lousy uncool envious petty wanton of evil intent uncompromising lacking compassion sulphurous sulfurous avenging insidious irritating acetic tonic indignant irate crabby strong vigorous troublesome disadvantageous galling uncompassionate self-centered unsympathizing forceful wreakful out for revenge retaliatory grudging artful perilous grouchy sulky comfortless emphatic undermining counter untoward impetuous maddened intemperate homicidal unrestrained hazardous bothersome spiky argumentative gruff snappish grumpy sullen tetchy terrible telling driving forthright clear narky querulous stroppy ratty shirty fractious powerful effective explicit distinct rubbing the wrong way hard to take edgy potent unequivocal full of spleen raging maniacal peckish liverish crotchety chippy soreheaded huffy miffy curmudgeonly waxy humiliating mortifying blasting short-tempered hot-tempered quick-tempered on a short fuse short-fused razor-sharp snubbing blighting unpitying provocative provoking brutish draconian intolerant cut-throat illiberal impolite discourteous punishing frank undiplomatic outspoken monstrous tyrannous bloodthirsty constant bestial punitive unremitting abrupt unconsiderate unladylike impolitic uncivilized bluff ungentlemanly uncivilised speaking as one finds plain-spoken calling a spade a spade


Tending to behave in a perverted or deviant manner
perverse depraved perverted abnormal corrupt degenerate warped deviant sick base debased debauched decadent degraded demoralised demoralized dissipated dissolute immoral jackleg libertine loose rakehell rakehelly rakish reprobate twisted unclean unnatural unwholesome wicked evil improper kinky pervy sicko unhealthy bad-tempered churlish crabbed ill-natured ill-tempered incorrect nefarious spiteful surly unaccommodating villainous profligate abandoned sinful licentious lewd wanton impure lecherous unchaste sordid vile lascivious unprincipled vicious bad corrupted intemperate lustful promiscuous libidinous indecent defiled low rotten miscreant obscene unrestrained fast louche shameless disreputable immodest self-indulgent fast-living prurient vitiated gone bad fallen infamous profaned wild voluptuary desecrated sybaritic uncleanly amoral coarse tainted carnal dishonourable gone to the dogs monstrous wayward ungodly criminal flagitious mean iniquitous dishonorable concupiscent indulgent wrong swinging easy vice-ridden aberrant pleasure-seeking gross high living profane vulgar unrefined abased dishonored boorish baneful deleterious unsavoury ignoble scoundrelly despicable contaminated rascally retrograde hedonic hedonistic scungy sleazy dishonoured brutal retrogressive riotous not pure unsavory raffish unconstrained violated deteriorated drunken open light night owl in the fast lane fast and loose lacking restraint in the gutter mercenary disgusting sullied erroneous venal crude ribald reprehensible inferior hardened distorted lubricious wrongful unworthy incorrigible praetorian dubious prodigal sensual salacious roguish degenerated vulgarized vulgarised impious unrighteous unholy blasphemous irreligious deviate goatish voluptuous randy horny unregenerate epicurean overindulgent luxurious flatitious demeaned sinking failing raunchy lickerish grotesque vitiate sadistic contorted impaired knavish freethinking careless roundheeled decaying moribund lost declining rude foul misguided imprudent whorish heedless disturbing inconstant irresponsible no better than one should be out of control of easy virtue dirty flagitous strange macabre undesirable morbid filthy dirty-minded immoderate hellbent gone to seed lotus-eating extravagant pleasure-loving greedy bacchanalian dishonest morally wrong excessive passionate lavish hot bestial lubricous satyric hypersexual itchy unscrupulous crooked parsimonious effete unethical self-gratifying shady atheistic sacrilegious irreverent pampered godless champagne devil-may-care fraudulent wolfish erotic sensualist fleshly saturnalian erring unlawful incontinent dark unfair unvirtuous miserly devious tawdry barbarous unconscionable peccable squalid contemptible lax dodgy avaricious bent shameful nasty low-down conscienceless lawless harsh self-seeking deviative luxury-loving Lucullan gluttonous gourmandizing comfort-seeking gastronomic uncontrollable luscious lush Dionysiac uncontrolled binge-eating uncurbed gratifying pleasurable naughty smutty gourmand connoisseur foodie sensuous unruly desirous scabrous animal unmoral relaxed disorderly enticing hedonist appealing attractive delightful desirable pleasing sceptical unbelieving agnostic reckless non-believing heathen heretical non-theistic faithless bohemian casual sporty unconventional dashing jaunty corruptible purchasable audacious brash carefree gourmet pagan infidel barbarian grafting rapacious fast-paced heathenish idolatrous bribable dapper prostituted sexual religionless iconoclastic nonreligious frivolous foolhardy buyable untrustworthy grasping flashy nullifidian undevout wretched cheap shoddy cruel ruthless sinister merciless daredevil slack double-dealing simoniac unprofessional simoniacal padded ignominious skeptical free-thinking unspiritual pitiless unfeeling rancorous unkind inhumane deceitful disparaging delinquent callous forbidding errant exploitative hard-hearted slippery scandalous mean-spirited bloodthirsty heartless wrathful malevolent demonic crafty scrofulous sly unpleasant black-hearted evil-minded vengeful felonious contemptuous grisly pernicious hateful cold-blooded savage tyrannical two-faced underhanded scornful shifty maleficent objectionable brutish despiteful malicious heinous unconscientious inhuman scheming virulent inexorable questionable vindictive gruesome dastardly disdainful venereal ruttish flash exciting gadabout hircine open to bribery hot to trot underhand execrable seamy snide servile abject currish abominable seedy discreditable detestable paltry temerarious black on the take unjust sleazoid abhorrent scurvy skanky repugnant colorful colourful unusual gay free-spirited individual poor calculated distasteful covetous low-minded Machiavellian cutthroat graceless pornographic bawdy not cricket X-rated

Antonym of shrewish

shrewish Idiom, Proverb

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